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    what does current T-Mobile SIM look like

    I'm getting set to buy a blank SIM off ebay. What picture should I look for on the SIM to ensure I get the newest version? It looks like my choices are:

    * SIM chip on left side with picture of man looking at dark-haired woman

    * SIM chip on left side with no picture but "Get More" slogan (I figure this one is older)

    * SIM chip with picture of four happy people apparently dancing

    I believe AT&T/Cingular once had 32K card and now has 64K cards. Does T-Mobile have the same sizes? Do prepaid cards visibly appear to be different from postpaid SIMs?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Hello, sir

    I got my SIM in July (defected from sprint) and here's what it looks like

    If you put the notch in the lower left hand corner you get:

    The magenta T on the right (about half the card)
    To the left of that, Four 4 digit numbers starting from the top, followed by 1 3 digit number
    Then along the left side I have two digits, a decimal, two digits then a letter

    So I guess the short answer is "Magenta T"

    Hope this helps

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    Most of T-Mo's new simcards are 64k in size. They also have the 32k size, the only difference is the number on the card. They all start with 8901 but IIRC the 32k is 2604 and the 64k is 2601 or 2602 I can't remember. Been a couple months since I've looked at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattwak
    Most of T-Mo's new simcards are 64k in size. They also have the 32k size, the only difference is the number on the card. They all start with 8901 but IIRC the 32k is 2604 and the 64k is 2601 or 2602 I can't remember. Been a couple months since I've looked at them.
    T-Mo has 64K sims now???

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    They have started sending out 64k Sim cards since about august in some new phones in prep for their 3g. It started happening before I stopped working for T-mo, I remember specifically that the nokia 6133 boxes we got in the end of august had a different SKU for the sim card and when I looked it up in POS it was marked as a 64k Sim. I looked at them more closely and they are indeed 64k Sims.

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    Interesting I have 2 SIMs with me, one is 89012602 and the other is 89012603.. For sure how can you tell which if not both are 64k by just looking at this numbers? Since there is nothing else that I have to compare it to ? Did they at least used look differemt? Both of the ones I have are under 2 weeks old, and look exactly the same..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sendpaulmailat
    I'm getting set to buy a blank SIM off ebay. What picture should I look for on the SIM to ensure I get the newest version? It looks like my choices are:

    * SIM chip on left side with picture of man looking at dark-haired woman

    * SIM chip on left side with no picture but "Get More" slogan (I figure this one is older)

    * SIM chip with picture of four happy people apparently dancing

    I believe AT&T/Cingular once had 32K card and now has 64K cards. Does T-Mobile have the same sizes? Do prepaid cards visibly appear to be different from postpaid SIMs?

    Thanks for your help.
    group of 4 peples is the oldest SIM
    Get More From life released in 2004
    Stick Together released last year (the latest are USIM, but you can't tell by look)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerneyZan
    Interesting I have 2 SIMs with me, one is 89012602 and the other is 89012603.. For sure how can you tell which if not both are 64k by just looking at this numbers? Since there is nothing else that I have to compare it to ? Did they at least used look differemt? Both of the ones I have are under 2 weeks old, and look exactly the same..
    mine is xxxx2606 (is it USIM?)
    the old one was xxxx2602
    the one for ToGo is xxxx2600

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    I just got a new SIM a couple of weeks ago from a T-Mobile retail store, but it doesn't look like any of the descriptions in the OP. It has a big pink "T" on it, but no pictures of any kind...

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    I didn't know T-Mobile started selling 64k SIM cards either. What are the advantages of having them vs the current old SIMs? I know AT&T(Cingular) back then had the 64k SIMs.
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    I have a extra sim card and on the sim itself it only has the pink T and sim activation number on it and I have my old sims from when I left Cingular last May and they say 64K Smartchip on them.

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    I wonder about the real advantages of 64K SIMs since AT&T doesn't seem to take advantage of the extra 32K of space for applications/extra features and AT&T UMTS services still work on 32K SIM cards. I don't see any real difference between a 32K and 64K SIM.

    The 128K SIM I'm using now OTOH includes shortcuts to various content

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    what are these pictures you guys are speaking of...?
    I have a blank SIM card with some numbers on the side....

    mine is like over 5 years old now....
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    mannn.. mine's still the vstream one.
    Still even displays Vstream as the operator logo.. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by f1ip
    mannn.. mine's still the vstream one.
    Still even displays Vstream as the operator logo.. haha
    LOL... Sound like u should at least try to get a new SIM..

    The difference between 32K and 64K other then better reception and maybe the fact that T-Mobile will start upgrading their network to 3G is better or more phone book capacity..

    AT&T did not started getting their 64K's until after they started upgrading their network from what I remember..

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